Amsterdam Dance Event: Facts & Stats
Want to break into the world of dance music? An inside track into how the industry works would be beneficial then, right? Amsterdam Dance Event provides incredible insight into all facets of the industry, with the scene’s biggest players revealing tips, tricks and strategies to help launch your career.
Amsterdam Dance Event is the king of electronic music conferences. Each year, a who’s who of the dance music world descends on the city for five days of panels, workshops, showcases, tech demonstrations and parties – lots and lots of parties. A networking haven, ADE attracts top-flight DJs, artists, label managers, technology giants, publishers and promoters through to bedroom DJs, unsigned producers and legions of dance music fans. It’s where deals and discussions take place by day and dancefloors come alive at night.
The Business Behind the Music
Blighted by Covid in 2020 and 2021, ADE is back in full swing this year — from Wednesday 19th until Sunday 23rd October — with a full conference and festival programme. The conference tackles the business behind the music. Topics up for discussion include ‘New Realities for Artists and Managers’, ‘Streaming Platforms: How to Actually Make a Living’, ‘What So Special About Direct 2 Fan Marketing?’ and ‘What Can Indies Learn From Majors and Vice-Versa?’
American DJ, songwriter and producer Diplo dissects his career during this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event. The Mad Decent label boss relives his journey to success in the ‘Diplo: One-on-One’ session and reveals the key figures in his ongoing success in ‘Diplo: The Team Behind’.
Bringing the world into focus, this year’s ADE panels also home in on scene developments in China, India, South America and Africa. Like these territories, Dubai’s nightlife scene is expanding at a rate of knots — with our own Beach Festival front and centre of the exciting developments here in the UAE.
A key event for future generations of electronic music professionals, Amsterdam Dance Event will give you the inspiration you need to kickstart your career in electronic music. Find out more online and delve into our ADE facts and stats for the bigger picture…
1: Initially a three-day event launched in 1996, the first ADE featured 300 delegates and 30 DJs performed across the event.
2: Today, ADE’s five-day conference and festival programme consists of more than 1000 events in nearly 200 locations throughout the city.
3: Over 9000 professional delegates and 2500 artists will take part this year.
4: Covering every genre and sub-genre of electronic music, the ADE festival programme boasts over 300 parties and label showcases to test your partying stamina.
5: Around 400,000 visitors from 90 countries will flock to Amsterdam for ADE, mixing business and education with pleasure. What’s not to love?
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